job: Web/Interaction Designer (San Francisco, California)

5 Oct 2006 - 5:24pm
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Nancy Falkenburg

Intuit is expanding the team with a SF-based opening for Web/Interaction




JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

JOB TITLE: Web Designer



Are you a talented and influential design lead or individual
contributor? Are you a recognized corporate and industry leader and one
who excels in engaging and strong design solutions? Are you seen as both
creative and pragmatic, visual and interactive? Are you a person who
enjoys creating and evangelizing team, product, and brand attributes as
you design effective web solutions? The SBD unit of Intuit seeks a
well-rounded designer to support a new business venture and suite of
products and services and it could be you!

The Intuit Small Business Division recently acquired a new business
venture and product. StepUp Commerce, Inc. was venture-backed company
focused on providing local shopping Internet services for retailers. The
product group's mission is to merchandise local retail inventory to
consumers wherever they are shopping online - Google, Yahoo, and more!
They connect neighborhood stores with the large number of customers who
shop online but prefer to buy locally. They will plan to integrate their
customer base with that of QuickBooks and other SBD product groups,
growing our family of customers and products and services. We're looking
for a talented web designer who thrives in a tight-knit team environment
and wants to help influence business development and local Internet

Successful candidate will be well trained in design, illustrate an
ability to apply strategic thinking and business goals to interaction
and visual design work, possess an understanding of both work flow and
product design, will be known for having a good eye, visual flair, and
aesthetic values, and will have a keen awareness of web design and
development tools. Lead experience a plus.

Ideal candidate will:
* Lead by example, smarts, and design principles; illustrate
ability to work independently and collaboratively
* Hold direct responsibility for creating the web user interfaces
for key customer experiences and tasks, considering solid interaction
design and UI architecture principles, visual design and brand
implementation considerations, usability aspects
* Illustrate drive for ease of use and simplicity despite
complexity of web and desktop applications
* Learn new technology and business concepts quickly
* Be capable of defining and implementing interaction and visual
design criteria, design guidelines, and design specs; illustrate
experience with industry and corporate design and brand standards
* Be capable of independent design process, project, and schedule
* Prioritize among competing assignments, features, user tasks and
* Illustrate experience in conceptual development and creative
prototypes as well as tactical UI design and implementation
* Be a creative problem-solver and an effective communicator,
presenter, and negotiator
* Exhibit ability to collaborate with business unit leadership,
program/product managers, user researchers, UI text writers, peer
designers, and art directors

Requirements and qualifications:
* Four-year product/interaction design or graphic design degree
* Eight or more years total industry experience (corporate,
software, web, agency experience)
* Four plus years application and web product experience
* Strong portfolio available for viewing
* Strong Photoshop, HTML, and prototyping and mockup skills
* Experience with all other major design, multimedia, and
operating system software: Visio/Visual Basic, Flash, Director, Windows,
Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Mac experience acceptable as long as
candidate has significant experience designing and producing on the PC
as well.

Please reply to: nancy_falkenburg at

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